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MCSWEENEY'S FIELD RECORDINGS, VOLUME1 Close Calls and Dangerous Propositions

by | Read by Jessica Anthony, Keith Pille, Claire Light, Jonathan Ames, Jack Pendarvis

Fiction • 3.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Publisher McSweeney's debut audio collection is predictably quirky and eclectic, much like their quarterly magazine. Jessica Anthony convincingly portrays a female bullfighter who must choose between her sport and the demands of her supporters in "The Death of Mustango Salvaje." Claire Light's "Pigs in Space" is a claustrophobic story of life on an extended spaceflight. Interspersed between the short stories (informally narrated by their authors, background sounds included) are satirical "reports" on attending a terrorist training camp from a 1980s cartoon. Informally produced—Ames stops reading at one point to ask for water—this collection captures the whimsy of McSweeney's perfectly, and features authors well suited to reading work aloud. M.T. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]



Digital Download • McSweeney's / eMusic • 2008

DD ISBN multiple sources

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